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WIEGHT LOSS DAY 6 AND 7

Saturday, October 20, 2012

DAY 6 AND 7 100 DAYS OF WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE LINDA SPANGLE...
Monday, October 20, 2012

PROTECTING MY PROGRAM...

DON'T TEST MY WILL POWER. WATCH FOR WAYS TO RECOGNIZE AND AVOID SITUATIONS THAT MIGHT CAUSE ME TO WEAKEN.
No Problem!! LOL

NOT JUST YET. (POWER PHRASE) GOES A LONG WAY. OR I'LL HAVE IT LATER FOR FOOD PUSHERS. IF THEY INSIST FLEE!!!!!

IDENTIFY AT LEAST 3 HIGH RISK TIMES OR EVENTS SUCH AS FAMILY GATHERINGS PARTIES (FOR ME QUIET TIMES OR THE WEEKENDS.)

1. THIS IS NOT A GATHERING SITUATION BUT: GOING TO EAT IS ALMOST GONE. I"D RATHER MAKE MY OWN FOOD AT HOME. B U T HUBBIE LOVES TO GO UT MOST OF THE TIME I CAN CONVINCE OF NOT GOING. HE IS BATTLING PRE-DIABETES AND I AM IT. BUT IT IS NOT BATTLING ME. emoticon.I HAVE A MEAL PLAN IN MIND. SO MANY RESTAURANTS HAVE THEIR MENUS ON LINE NOW THAT MAKES THINGS SO MUCH EASIER. IF THE WAITRESS COMES BY WITH YEAST ROLLS OR OTHER GOODIES I REFUSE THEM. I
DO NOT GO FOR SECONDS AND I TRY TO FILL UP ON FRUITS AND VEGGIES. I MAY HAVE A STARCH LIKE CORN OR A SPOON OF POTATOES. NO DESSERTS UNLESS IT IS JELLO OR ANOTHER DESSERT.....OF COURSE IF I GO FOR THE DESSERT MY MEL PLAN WOULD HAVE TO BE CHANGED. THAT IS AGGRAVATING....SO I STICK WITH WHAT I PLANNED BEFORE HAND.

STRESS, AND ANXIETY IS AN ISSUE FOR ME. (LAYING IT ON THE LINE HERE)
I HAVE OVER COME ANGER EATING. IT IS BETTER FOR ME TO TALK IT OUT.... IF NOT I'LL EAT ABOUT IT. OR USE AEROBICS VISUALIZATION MODE. (PLEASE DO NOT ASK CAUSE A GOOD SOUTHERN GIRL MAY NOT THINK THIS IS GOOD FOR A SOUTHERN CHRISTAIN GIRL.TO DO LOL! LISTEN LADIES LIFE HAPPENS............................

ANXIETY...I HAVE TO TRUST GOD MORE IN THESE SITUATIONS. AFTER ALL GOD SAID HE WILL NEVER LEAVE OR FORSAKE ME. GOD DON'T LIE. HE PROMISED!!HE CAN DELIVER! NO WEAPONS FORMER AGAINST ME WILL PROSPER. IT WILL NOT WORK.

DAILY STRESS DEALING WITH MY YOUNGER SON WHO IS SPECIAL NEEDS. NOW HE IS A TEENAGER AND WE ALL KNOW WHAT IS LIKE. TEENAGERS ARE TEENAGERS REGARDLESS IF THEY ARE SPECIAL NEEDS ARE NOT. GETTING SUPPORT FROM DH WILL BE A BIG FACTOR!! AND IS ON GOING............ DEEP BREATHING ( please I am not into the new age stuff). I HAVE FOUND DEEP BREATHING VERY HELPFUL FOR ME. PILATES, TAKING QUIET BREAKS AND TEA TIME. I REALLY NEED TO BE ON GUARD AND BE CONSISTENT WITH THIS. I ALSO NEED TO JOURNAL ABOUT MY DAY.AND USE MY MORE.

2. LATE IN THE EVENING.. DEVELOP AND KEEP BEDTIME ROUTINES. I AM THE WORLD WORST NIGHT OWL.

AFTER DAILY CHORES AND ASSISTING WITH MY YOUNGER SON. BATH/FACIALS TEA TIME, DEVOTIONS AND READING. LEARNED THAT IT IS BEST TO GO TO BED AT THE SAME TIME DAILY. ON THE WEEKENDS I USED TO STAY IN BED LATER BUT LEARNED AT IS BEST TO WAKE UP AS IF I AM PREPARING MY SON FOR SCHOOL. I CAN ALWAYS TAKE A NAP ON THE WEEKENDS. SO IN BED WELL I AM STILL WORKING ON THIS.

3. WEEKENDS JUST REST TIME FOR ME AND I TEND TO LET GO......I HAVE SOME
EXTRA TIME ON MY HANDS AND THINGS ARE VERY LOW KEY... I USE CROCHETING FOR RELAXING, PRAYER, BEADING PROJECTS. WORK ON THIS PROGRAM AFTER CHURCH. I SHOULD REALLY JUDGE WHITHER I NEED TO EAT IN THE WIDE RANGE ON THE WEEKENDS. ESPECIALLY IF HAD SOME SLIPS DURING THE WEEK. MOST WEEKENDS I NEVER EXERCISE. I WAS TAKING SATURDAYS AS AN OPTIONAL EXERCISE DAY. SUNDAY IS MY OFF DAY REGARDLESS!!!!!!!! IF I HAVE REACHED MY CAL BURN FOR THE WEEK THEN IT IS WEIGHTS OR PILATES. IF GIVEN EXTRA STRENGTH AEROBICS. I CAN JUDGE THIS.

4. GOING OUT TO EAT ON OCCASION.

I LEARNED THE HARD TO HAVE FRESH VEGGIES AND FRUIT WITH THE OPTION OF A PROTEIN. USUALLY A BIG SALAD BUT I WATCH THE CROUTONS AND DRESSING. YOU CAN OVER DUE ANYTHING EVEN A SALAD.

if is my own personal view that they add extra somethings in the food that makes you crave more food. To prove my point (in my own view) I did an experiment when I went out to eat i ate more than fresh veggies and fruits. When i got home i was starved and waned more food. now I only eat fresh veggies and fruit with a little protein. I avoid yeast roll all together. I have to tell the waitress no thank when she comes around with BITE SIZE GOODIES while we were eating our meal. Once she came with fried cheese stick and then the other time it was miniature cinnamon bites. Dh welcomed them all. I did not that time. I HAVE TO USE "I'LL HAVE IT ANOTHER TIME WITH THE WAITRESS AND HD. HE OFFERS ME GOODIES THAT I DO NOT WANT. THIS HIGH RISK TO ME CAUSE MANY FOLKS LOVE YOU WITH FOOD. THEY LOVE YOU TO DEATH LITERALLY!!! lol! I DON'T THINK HE WOULD SABOTAGE ME ON PURPOSE. HE IS LEARNING TO ME LOVE WITHOUT FOODING ME. BUT THIS IS A JOURNEY FOR HIM TOO. I HAVE HEARD THE PHRASE FROM HIM: IF YOU LOVE ME WOULD EAT IT. MY RESPONSE IS: IF YOU TRULY LOVED ME YOU WOULD NOT OFFER IT. OH WELL HE HAS GOT BETTER AT NOT OFFERING I HAVE TO REMIND AT TIMES. KEEP GOING AND WALKING BY FAITH.


DAY 7 WELL IF I COULD DO THIS I WOULD HAVE DONE IT. lol!

MY FAITH TELLS ME THAT I CAN DO ALL THUR CHRIST WHO STRENGTHENS ME.

i AM MORE THAN A CONQUER THUR CHRIST.

I HAVE NEVER HAD PROBLEMS CHEERING MYSELF ON.. NEVER! SO I GOT THIS WITH CHRIST HELP OF COURSE.

  
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GETSALONG 10/20/2012 6:22PM

  emoticon i love how you've identified ways to protect your program, i have some of the same spots, and i agree, people do try to love us with food! even our dh's! i have had trouble wondering if i can really do this, having tried so many times... it is in the last whiles that i finally have a glimpse that i am and i can, i just have to keep choosing to do it, to believe and in faith, keep walking... i always kinda expected the walk would be shorter!!! (grins :)

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YJNANA 10/20/2012 6:20PM

    Way to go Pat :)
ITs hard to turn down those offers at the Restaurants. But when you make up your mind to do so, its not too hard.
I have a hard time if I go realllllly hungary.
Support is so important, but I have found too, that talking and asking for their help seems to work pretty well.
If he sees me go off the wagon, then sometimes he drops the healthy choices. So I have to stay as best as I can with healthy choices.


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DINGESSD 10/20/2012 3:14PM

  with god all things are possible

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Day 4 and 5 WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE WITH LINDA

Monday, October 15, 2012

Day 4 and 5 (100 day challenge w/ Linda Spangle)

MONDAY OCTOMBER 14, 2012




DAY 4 SETTING BOUNDARIES NOT DIETS ( THAT DOES SOUND SO MUCH BETTER?) IT DOES TO ME.

INSTEAD OF GETTING STUCK ON THE WORD DIET THINK OF IT AS SETTING BOUNDARIES---WHICH ARE FLEXIBLE. THEY PROVIDE GUIDELINES, BUT AT THE SAME TIME THEY ALLOW FOR COMMON SENSE AND GOOD JUDGEMENT.

TIMES WHEN I AM FEELING STRONGER AND FOCUSED ON MY DIET I CAN MOVE THE BOUNDARIES CLOSER TOGETHER MAKING THE ROAD NARROWER. AND WHEN USING THE WIDER PLAN I CAN ADD MORE VARIETY. BUT NEVER GET OFF THE BOUNDARIES COMPLETELY. MEANING THROWING CAUTION TO THE WIND AND EATING EVERYTHING EXCEPT THE KITCHEN SINK. . A WORK IN PROGRESS............


NARROW BOUNDARIES PLAN:

STAY 1200-1575 CALORIE RANGE

EAT AT LEAST 2 MEALS AT THE TABLE DAILY.

ATTEMPT TO EAT WITHIN HEALTHY FAT RANGE.

RECORD WHAT I ATE 7 DAYS A WEEK. ON SPARK OR ON PAPER.


5 DAYS WEEK OF EXERCISE (I STRUGGLE WITH WEIGHTS AND THE EXERCSIE I AMFOLLOWING FOR NOW ALLOWS ME TO CONCENTRATE ON CARDIO ONLY. FOR NOW I WILL FOLLOW THIS PLANU ITL THE END OF THE MONTH.

NO FRIED FOODS (I HAVE OVER COME MOSTE OF THE TIME FRIED CHICKEN AND OTHER FRIED FOODS) .

PIZZA DAY IS EVERY SATURDAY. I HAVE SUBSTITUTED THAT WITH A VEGGIE AND BEAN SALAD WITH A HEALTHY VERSION OF TORTILLA CHIPS OR OTHER GOOD FOR YOU MEALS. I USE LEAN CUISINE TOO.

NO SWEETS UNPLANNED. I WAS PLACED ON MEDICATIONS THAT MAKE ME HAVE LOW BLOOD SUGAR READINGS AND AT TIMES I HAVE TO USE HARD CANDIES I COULD USE GLUCOSE TABS BUT I FIND THAT BUYING THE BIGGER BOTTLE OF THEM IS MOR ECONOMICAL BUT CANDIES ARE CHEAPER. WHEN I AM ABLE I WIL PURCHSE THE BIGGER BOTTLE

PRACTICE BY FAITH PORTION CONTROL DAILY.


RESTRICTED EATING OUT!!! ONCE EVERY FEW MONTHS. I AM DOING GREAT WITH THIS AS I FOUND OUT THAT EATING OUT IS NT SO GREAT. MY BIRTHDAY WILL BE AN EXCEPTION. MAYBE SMALL OCCASSIONS.....

PRACTICE DRINKING 8 - 10 GLASSES OF WATER BY FAITH.


**GOALS TO BE WORKED OUT WITHIN MY DIABETIC PLAN AND MEDICATIONS. ***



WIDER BOUNDARIES PLAN:

CAL RANGE OF 1480-1800

NOW I REALIZE OVER EATING CAUSED ME TO JOIN SPARK IN THE FIRST PLACE. THE WHOLE POINT IS TO BE FLEXIBLE WITHOUT LOSING SIGHT OF GOALS THAT ARE IN PLACE.

EAT A HEALTHY DESSERT AT SPECIAL OCCASIONS WITH IN MY DIABETIC PLAN. MODERATION. BE AWARE OF TRIGGER FOODS. MY VIEWS OF SPECIAL IS CAKES OR PIES OR THE LIKE. I WIL MONITOR THIS

MY TRIGGERS ARE:

PIZZA-- I CROSSED IT OUT. IT HAS A NEGATIVE AFFECT ON MY BLOOD SUGARS AND I COULD NOT STOP AT ONE PIECE. .

NUTS-- ONLY WITH OATMEAL FOR BREAKFAST AND IN SMALL AMOUNTS.
IT IS SAID THAT IT IS BETTER TO HAVE UN-SHELLED NUTS THAT WAY YOU EAT LESS??? NOT ME ONLY WITH MY OATMEAL. MAKE IT YUMMY!

SWEETS--MODERATION CAN'T STOP ONCE I START. MY CHOICE WILL HEALTHY VERSIONS OF COOKIES FROM THE HEALTH FOOD STORE. PUDDINGS OR WEIGHT WATCHER PACKAGED CAKES ONLY. NO REGULAR CAKES OR COOKIES. OR OVER EATING. THIS HOW I GAINED THE WEIGHT AND CAUSED WEIGHT GAIN. AND POSSIBLY DIABETES((PLEASE NO OFFENSE* THIS IS MY VIEW AND* AND MY BLOG)). HARD CANDIES ARE USED FOR ONLY LOW BLOOD SUGARS.

PORTION CONTROL TRIGGER FOODS. AND ABSOLUTELY NO SWEETS IF EMOTIONAL EATING IS INVOLVED. THIS HOW I GAINED WEIGH AND BECAME DIABETIC*** AGAIN NO OFFENSE TO ANY ONE WHO IS DIABETIC. THIS IS MY BLOG*******AND MY PLANS ONLY!


BREAD ONLY WITHIN IN DIABETIC PLANS. BUT MY MY MY DO I LOVE IT!! . IN THE NEAR FUTURE I WIL USE TORTILLAS, WRAPS AND FLAT OUTS. I WIL ATTEMTP TOUSE EZKIELBREAD AND OMIT WHEAT BREAD BUT THE SPECIAL BREAS TEXTURE WAS AN ISSUE FOR ME.


POTATOES ONCE A MONTH. I LOVE CURLY FRIES BUT BAKED POTATOES ARE BETTER FOR YOU IN MODERATION. I ONLY USE SMALL NEW RED POTATOES.

6 GLASSES OF WATER DAILY.

EXERCISE 6 DAYS A WEEK IF I AM ON THE WIDE PLAN. BY FAITH.

RECORD ONLY 5 DAYS A WEEK WHAT I ATE.


***THESE GOAL WILL BE WITHIN MY DIABETIC GOALS AND MEDICATIONS******



DAY 5

MAGIC NOTEBOOK : JOURNAL WRITE YOUR THOUGHTS DOWN CONCERNING EATING. YOUR THOUGHTS, EMOTIONS. HELPS MANAGE YOUR EATING PATTERNS. OR EVEN WRITING ABOUT THE FOOD YOU CRAVE DESCRIBE IT ON PAPER OR ELSE WHERE. FOR EXAMPLE I USED TO CRAVE CERTAIN FOODS SUCH AS PIZZA. OH THE SMELL OF IT AND THE SIGHT USED TO MAKE MY KNEES ALMOST BUCKLE. BUT THAT WAS IN THE PAST. I THINK OF IT AS POISON TO ME. NOT THAT IT TASTE BAD. IT IS JUST NOT GOOD FOR ME AT THE PRESENT TIME. OR ANOTHER OPTION IS TO HAVE THE CRAVED FOOD AT ANOTHER TIME. I HAVE TRIED THIS AND I ENDED UP FORGETTING ALL ABOUT THE FOOD I THOUGHT I HAD TO HAVE.

UPDATE: I HAVE STARTED BACK MY OATMEAL THE WINTER MONTHS ARE HERE AND IT IS EASY TO EAT OATMEAL. I LEARNED TO LOVE GREEN TEA WITHOUT ANY SUGAR SUBSTITUTE. MY EXERCISE IS BEING WORKED ON. I WILL STAY ON TOP OF THIS WITH THE HELP OF MY FAITH. AFTER ALL I FOR SURE WALK BY FAITH AND NOT FOR SIGHT.

I LOVE CROCHETING AND I HAVE MADE SEVERAL ITEMS. I HAVE ALSO STARTED BEADING WITH WIRE. IT IS A GOOD STRESS RELIEVER TOO. AND I LOVE CREATING THINGS WITH MY HANDS.

BUT IN THE SUMMER I HAVE TO HAVE A PLAN IN PLACE SINCE SCHOOL WILL BE OUT. YES I AM PLANNING AND LOOKING AHEAD. EXERCISE WAS ON A TAIL SPIN THIS SUMMER AND I CAN NOT LET IT BE THIS SUMMER COMING.

  
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GETSALONG 10/17/2012 5:26PM

  emoticon oh my gracious, i had this image of busting through the road boundaries & landing in a ditch!!! LOL I so used to drive off those cliffs!!! I love this concept, that we can toodle on the side streets, the wider streets or zip down the highway!!!

my goodness, you have really worked on putting together a mealplan for your needs, i love those baby red potatos too! I have been trying to do things like oatmeal in the winter too, and you've probably seen me talk about quinoa. it's smaller & quicker cooking than rice and has a higher protein content so not as big bs spike with it.... I think all these things can so help, and when i'm doing them, my appetite is better. I found some ezekial tortillas I really liked, i would like to try their bread... i get a liitle scairt, cuz i could eat just bread & be happy! (with jam, toasted, lol ;)

I think the beading would be fun, i see such creative things people do, and think yeah, i'd like to do that! in pink of course ;)

emoticon gr8 job here, you sparked me today :)

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CRAFTINWIFE 10/15/2012 4:54PM

    emoticon plan.

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YJNANA 10/15/2012 3:39PM

    What is your 100 day Challenge??


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YJNANA 10/15/2012 3:38PM

    Long time no see how is the Tracking going???
I need to go back to that too, now that some fund raising is done, and eating should get back to normal around here.
I will FREEZE any left over candy bars we bought, for Halloween.



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HOPE CHEST CHALLENGE ON GOING

Friday, June 22, 2012


1. Drink about 8 glasses of water. need to pick it up more. it is easier to drink more water when it is hot. and it is hot here. think we are in a hot wave pattern.

2. Eat more fruit and veggies. I confess I bore easily. I am picky when it comes to certain veggies. with veggies i have to find a way to use seasoning without salt and butter. I am up for suggestions. With the fruits I will have to monitor my b/s for spikes. But cost is a factor so I will look for sales and frozen veggies. I decided to give up making a garden...when I found that I would be the only doing up keep. It is hot in the summer and I do not tolerate heat well. I can alway use the farmers market when it comes.

3. eat at least 3 whole grain daily.Need to pick this up. monitor spikes etc.

4. Some for form of exercise 6 times a week. I joined a gym and exercise is on going. I use the treadmill and spinning bike I use the program on the equipment to keep myself challenged. I use weight balls when I walk on the treadmill. Now I have not started lifting weight yet...but I have to come up with a routine I can live with. ON GOING!


5. Post Food, BS readings, and exercise. News on food posting I can be anal with this so I need to only post a dew days of the week the rest of the day I can journal in my exercise/diet book. BS readings done mainly on my gluco machine but I will start filling my readings booklet with my numbers. I love posting my exercise cause that motivates me. summer times can be challening when the kids are out of school the computer is extremely busy and it is a race to see who gets on first. LOL


6. Monitor emotional eating Closely------------ this includes prayer, and writing thoughts out on paper and talking things out. Negative thoughts!...The devil is a liar!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Still a work in progress! Need to work on this more. Also mindless eating is a killer need to over come this.

7. Cut off my night owl wings! Needs improving..found out that lack of sleep can delay weight loss. Now that is a reason to go to bed.


Diabetic updates new dr and things are going fine. a1c was 8.1 now it is 6.7 still need work but at least it is going in the right direction. dr added one more met pill which I had to get used to. If you know what I mean. Onglyza when junevia runs out.

The hope Chest Challenge is a storage box full of beautiful Clothes size 14 given to me by my wonderful and caring mother. Of course I am not a size 14 now. I am a couple sizer bigger but it does not have to stay that way. The goal is reachable and victory is just ahead. I use the hope chest it as a reminder of my goal this upcoming December 12, 2013.




  
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HA_MONICA83 9/4/2012 4:07PM

    Thats great! Keep it up! Loved the reminder of prayer and rejecting negative thoughts...and replacing them with truth! YOU are a winner--you belong to the King of Kings and He is perfecting you daily. Keep close to Him and keep on with this hope chest! :)


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CIERAPOET 8/6/2012 2:01PM

    Hello sis! What I do on vegetables in order to give variety in how I eat them are several things. I like to throw then in the oven with seasoning that I like maybe sprinkle a small amount of sea salt over them and spray with canned butter spray. I also use my Microwave and steam them with little water and lemon juice over them. I also may add extra virgin olive oil about a teaspoon because of its many health benefits. I eat baby carrots(organic) raw. Sometimes I've noticed being slow about eating my veggies because of the cleaning process. My suggestion is to clean them right after they are purchased. My goal is to buy all of my fruits and veggies organic which takes away all the extra pesticide in our bodies. Hopefully that gives you some help. I pray all is well with you and your family. Many blessings!
Deb emoticon emoticon emoticon

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YJNANA 6/23/2012 11:28AM

    Grace
Proud of your Plan :)
I don't have to worry about A1C but know how figuring out foods each day is a pill :)
But it Works
What Gym did you join?
I just joined the Y
it has an ActivTrax that I LOVE, a computer program
its good for 12 weeks, then I can buy it I guess?
Make sure you drink lots of water Especially if its HOT
Before you workout while you workout and After.
Congrats on lowering your A1C, :) emoticon

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GETSALONG 6/22/2012 9:46PM

  emoticonWow Gracie, I was just thinking the same thing! Big woohoos for the drop in your A1c, Sparktacular!

freggies, i find when i'm tired I get resistant to making them... and i don't like canned or plain boiled anymore... I adore them on the bbq, and I do a lot of medleys where I do like a stirfry using salt free broth and spices... depending on my mood for the spice, a lot of the regular Italian seasoning but sometimes asian with ginger or Indian with curry. It helps if I batchcook a big stirfry, enough for a couple dinners & lunches, so i can just reheat & eat :)

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JERSYGRL 6/22/2012 7:46PM

    You are doing fabulously! Congrats on lowering your A1C - awesome. Keep up the good work, keep the hope chest in mind and remember the devil is a good liar, but liar none-the-less. emoticon Carol

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HOPE CHEST CHALLENGE CONTINUING!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Hope Chest Challenge


February 15, 2012


Just a little something...to keep me going.

Goals for this year. No I do not believe in New Year Resolutions.....


1. Drink about 8 glasses of water. This was going good. I need to pick it up more. Now I have a brita pitcher finally so No excuses. I have brought filters refill at our local discount store.

2. Eat more fruit and veggies. I confess I bore easily. So I will attempt to try new fruits and veggies. With the new fruits I will have to monitor my b/s for spikes. But cost is a factor so I will look for sales and frozen veggies. Hubbie said he would plow up the dirt for a garden. I hope he can so I can drop those veggies seed. I love fresh tomatoes and cukes. YUMMY!

3. eat at least 3 whole grain daily. I've done pretty good with this.

4. Some for form of exercise 6 times a week. 1-2 days of weights (HUGH
STRUGGLES).

NEWS When we got our taxes. I vowed to join our local gym (Not a fancy workout place) Hubbie and I only pay $30 quarterly. I love the challenge so this is going good. They have trainers but for now I do not want one. Besides some of those folks look like they gonna die while working with the trainers emoticon. I brought a pilates ball and I have 2 sessions with weights...but I hate weights. LOL!


5. Post Food, BS readings, and exercise. News on food posting I can be anal with this so I need to only post a dew days of the week the rest of the day I can journal in my exercise/diet book. BS readings done mainly on my gluco machine but I will start filling my readings booklet with my numbers. I love posting my exercise cause that motivates me.


6. Monitor emotional eating Closely------------ this includes prayer, and writing thoughts out on paper and talking things out. Negative thoughts!...The devil is a liar!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Still a work in progress!

7. Cut off my night owl wings! Some of these are old goals but I have not always been consistent and that is what it takes. Doing better but still needs improving.

The hope Chest Challenge is a storage box full of beautiful Clothes size 14 given to me by my wonderful and caring mother. Of course I am not a size 14 now. I am a couple sizer bigger but it does not have to stay that way. The goal is reachable and victory is just ahead. I use the hope chest it as a reminder of my goal this upcoming September 12, 2012.

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UPDATES THIS PAST MONDAY I DECIDED TO GET A DR THAT DEALS WITH DIABETES. MY FORMER DR WAS NOT TAKING MY SUGGESTION THAT MY DIABETES WAS CHANGING. I HATTED BEING IGNORED SO I GOT A NEW DR WHO NOT ONLY LISTENS BUT EXPLAINS THINGS TO ME. SHE GAVE ME A LOT OF OPTIONS FOR MY CARE. EVEN MENTIONED INSULIN....NOW IN THE PAST I WOULD HAVE RUN THE OTHER WAY WHEN ANYONE MENTIONED INSULIN. BUT I HAVE DONE SOME HOME WORK AND I HAVE SEEN SMALL NEEDLES---EVEN PENS ETC. NOW IF I HAVE TO I CAN EVEN DO NEEDLES. FOR NOW I WILL BE ON TWO NEW MEDICATIONS AND METFORMIN. IF MY A1C GETS BETTER RANGE WHO KNOWS??? SHE WILL MONTIOR ME CLOSELY.

ON CHEERIER NOTE I AM TRYING ON SOME OF THE CLOTHES FROM MY HOPE CHEST AND SOME OF THEM FIT ME BETTER. BUT I STILL HAVE HIPS. I NEED TO KEEP GOING. I TRIED ON A SUIT MOM GAVE ME ONE YEAR AGO (ALMOST GAVE IT AWAY BUT I DECIDED TO KEEP IT IN THE HOPES I WOULD FIT IN IT SOON) ANYWAY THE SUIT FITS...BUT IT IS A LITTLE TIGHTER THAN I LIKE ON MY THIGHS. IN THE MEAN TIME I AM STILL GOING FORWARD. OF COURSE GOD IS MY HELPER.

  
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MARYONAMISSION 3/15/2012 10:07PM

    Awesome Goals! You'll be rocking all the clothes in the hope chest in no time!
Also, good job finding a doctor that listens to you and takes you seriously.

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TRAINER_T 3/5/2012 2:09PM

    Great goals, keep them posted and updated!
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ANGELRAE76 2/23/2012 2:08AM

  So awesome! the progress you are making. Both my parents have Diabetes and it lurks in my future from what most Drs say. I say Pthhhh.... to them being so sure that I won't make every effort to avoid ending up on insulin( I am a bit needle phobic). I say "good for you" about finding a Dr that is willing to go over all your options and is so open with your possibilties. I think most of them would rather just put you on a med and forget about you=( My mom's friend had a good Dr that was more like yours. She even managed to work her way off the meds and now just manages her BS with diet and excercise only=)
Not sure if you are aware, but you can set your nutrition tracker to acknowledge you are diabetic and it should adjust your daily intake of carbs- protien- fat recommendations accordingly. I had mine set that way but since I am not yet Diabetic I had no A1c or other readings to enter so,I unset it, but I thought it was nice that you could track all your food, BS reading, etc. all in one place. I am assuming that the daily report on the nutrition tracker would help you with keeping your BS on an even keel then too but won't know until I talk to my friend Amanda As she is Diabetic and has hers set this way... I will let you know if she gets back to me about it and if you want me to.
I personally enter my food in for the day all at once before I eat anything and then run the reports to see where I need to go back and make adjustments. So far so good, averaging atleast 2 lbs lost per week. Bet I would be doing better if I had a hope chest though. What a great incentive emoticon

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LIFEWALK 2/15/2012 8:15PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticonWow, you are making some wonderful progress in lots of areas! So glad you found a doc who takes your concerns seriously... after all, we're the ones who know when we wake up spitless!!! (grins ;) I hope that you see more wonderful progress with docs help!

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YJNANA 2/15/2012 10:51AM

    I "BELIEVE" in you Pat, I know you will be successful :)
The tracking is so Real..... we aren't fooling ourselves when we see it written out. I use a small notebook, and I use Points, but its based on Calories. When I stick with it, I am successful. The exercise is for sure going to effect your tests.
Keep up the good work.
Don't you love how clothes fit again, and even reach a point of being too big :) emoticon

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Hope Chest Challenge

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Just a little something...to keep me going.

Goals into next year. No I do not believe in New Year Resolutions.....

1. Drink about 8 glasses of water.

2. eat more fruit and veggies.

3. eat at least 3 whole grain daily.

4. Some for form of exercise 6 times a week. 1-2 days of weights (HUGH STRUGGLES).

5. Post Food, BS readings, and exercise.

6. Monitor emotional eating Closely------------ this includes prayer, and writing thoughts out on paper and talking things out. Negative thoughts!...The devil is a liar!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

7. Cut off my night owl wings! emoticon Some of these are old goals but I have not always been consistent and that is what it takes.

The hope Chest Challenge is a storage box full of beautiful Clothes size 14 given to me by my wonderful and caring mother. Of course I am not a size 14 now. I am a couple sizer bigger but it does not have to stay that way. The goal is reachable and victory is just ahead. I use the hope chest it as a reminder of my goal this upcoming September 12, 2012.

  
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SUNFLOWERGAL40 12/25/2011 4:02PM

    emoticon I love it! This is very similar to my 100 day challenge that I will be starting tomorrow. Well, I'm supposed to be starting it tomorrow. I've got to work out the details today in order to start tomorrow. Wishing you the best and sending lots of hugs and blessings as you go on this healthy lifestyle journey! emoticon

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YJNANA 12/18/2011 8:15PM

    You CAN Do it Pat, I know you can.
What great Goals you have.
Come share as you progress and let Sparks be your Support :)
Start getting rid of anything thats too big now.
I am telling you, the Fruits and Veggies as SNACKs is Key.
Thats my fav thing to grab and its working.
Yvonne

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LIFEWALK 12/18/2011 5:40PM

    Oooh Gracie, I luv! luv! luv! this!!! Can't wait to celebrate along the way as you knock these out & dig into the hopechest!!!

(ps, mind if I snag the idea, possibly for a team challenge? i really love this concept :)

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CARAMELO83 12/18/2011 2:05PM

    Clothes are always great motivation!! Those goals sound great and very attainable. How long are you going to give yourself to reach them?

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IOEINC 12/17/2011 4:09PM

    You can do if I can do it. My top weight was 242 lbs and I was a size 22. I was diagnosed with DM in June (lost about 30 lbs while undiagnosed and had no symptoms other than the gradual weight loss). Now with diet and exercise I have BSs under control and my weight is 155. I was the original couch potato. I was never a big eater but oohh did I love chocolate and sodas. Now I don't even want chocolate and have a diet soda once in a great while. I gained all my weight with three pregnancies and my oldest is 27 so all of my older clothes (yes I still have a lot of them) are 30 years out of date. And my clothes from even just two years ago are way too big. And I hate shopping for clothes. You will get to that size 14 to be able to wear all those beautiful clothes. It just takes hard work and perserverance. emoticon When you want that forbidden food just imagine yourself in one of your outfits and how everyone will be mesmerized by your beauty. And if you haven't tried the Edy's non sugar added fruit bars, they are heavenly when you crave something sweet. But they do contain sugar alcohols so if you are sensitive to them you might want to avoid them. Stick to your goals and you will be that size 14 in no time. ANd then everyone can say emoticon and emoticon

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